Wednesday, November 11, 2009

88 Year Old Veteran Martin Newton Neill

My Father, Martin Newton Neill
88 year old Intelligent, Dedicated American Veteran
Said Veteran with a can of cinnamon rolls
Said Cinnamon Rolls
Veteran with New Oven

Tonight I took my father out to dinner. While eating, he told me when we got back to his house he wanted to show me something and ask me how to do something. He proceeded to tell me about going to Costco and buying a package of cinnamon rolls. He said they looked good on the package and he thought they would make a good, tasty, little breakfast, with a cup of coffee. But---when he opened the package he did not find cinnamon rolls that looked like the ones on the outside of the package. He was expecting to find baked, iced, cinnamon rolls. He found instead three round containers. He tried to get them open but could not figure out how. He pried one end open and discovered the icing container which immediately spilled out onto the counter. He could not get the rolls out of the package. I looked at him and could not help but laugh. I then told him he had to rap the cardboard container on the edge of the counter and the container would pop open. He told me there were no directions on the container about how to get the rolls out of the can. We both had a good laugh as I told him I was sure mom was laughing at him from heaven. She waited on him hand and foot so why would he know how to open the can of biscuits.
I must admit---there were no directions on the packaging about how to get the biscuits out of the can.
See the pretty oven? This 88 year old Veteran went out, on his own, after his old ovens died this past year and purchased the new ovens. He did not even ask for my help. Tonight, however, I wrote detailed instructions for him on how to turn it on and set the timer to cook his cinnamon rolls, for his breakfast tomorrow morning. I had taken a knife, gotten the biscuits out of the can and showed him how to spray the pan with Pam, bla, bla, bla. He told me he might just use the little toaster oven. I told him he was to try to use the new pretty oven first. I am calling this very capable veteran, in the morning, to see if his baking mission was a success.
Besides being a Veteran Hero he gave us both a laugh today and was a great sport about having the event documented with my pictures.


Paris Cowgirl said...

Love it CeCe! Hugs!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

I hope that he gets them. LOL. I love your postings... So sincere and honest. All the best. -Mike

CeCe said...

Hugs to you too, Kim.
Would love to catch up with you in person one of these days!!!!

Dede Warren said...

I love this CeCe! How wonderful to still be on his own at 88, good for him! May we all be so lucky... and I hope the biscuits were fab!

Sweet Sage said...

Dear One,
I love this post, as I do all of your posts. Sorry for not dropping comments more often... .
I THINK them, but know how nice it is to actually GET them, so ... forgive me. :)
Sadly, my computer has had a heart attack. She is now resting. Can not even e-mail you. :(
Will stay in touch thru my blog via hubby's laptop. Sheesh, change is weird. A lesson here, I'm sure.
No worries about coffee or the phone thing. I'm so totally with you on the phone thing. Weird. You know you will always be 'with me'. It's a friend thing. XO
Oh .. Max. ?? Seems all the men in my life are just needing their space lately. Wish we could all be happy, but realize one can only do so much .. you are welcome to a 'trial run', though. I think he would LOVE being an ONLY kitty. And he can ALWAYS come back. :)
Love You Lots~

Katarina said...

He looks great for his age and so lucky to have you as a DD:)
Thank you so much for the comments on my blog, they are always making me happy:)